Archive for Tuesday, December 4, 2001

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December 4, 2001
Local briefs
December 4, 2001
Highways: Police continue investigation of two-vehicle accident Douglas County Sheriff’s officers continued to investigate a Sunday traffic accident that sent two people to the hospital. The accident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. on County Road 1061 about a half-mile north of U.S. Highway 56 near Baldwin, Lt. Kathy Tate said. A 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Barbara Baker, 34, Wellsville, stopped running and came to a stop at an angle, Tate said. Scott Klamm, Edgerton, was driving by and stopped to assist Baker, Tate said. Moments later a 1997 Ford Taurus driven by James R. Evonne, DeSoto, struck the Cavalier, pushing it into Klamm and Baker. Baker declined transportation to a hospital, but Klamm and a passenger in Evonne’s vehicle were taken to Olathe Medical Center by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical. The woman was identified by Tate as Evonne’s wife. Klamm was treated and released, but the woman’s condition was unavailable. ________ Kansas University: GTA salary negotiations reach official impasse Contract negotiations between Kansas University and its graduate teaching assistants officially went to impasse Monday. KU indicated last month it planned to seek impasse. Negotiators met for an hour and half Monday but couldn’t come to an agreement on salaries. Members of the Graduate Teaching Assistants Coalition, the group that represents KU’s more than 900 GTAs, said they wanted to continue negotiating. GTAC proposed Monday KU pay GTAs $11,000 for the first year of the three-year contract, followed by $12,000 and $13,000 the next two years. KU has proposed $7,000, $7,700 and $8,400. The negotiations now will be mediated by the state Public Employee Review Board. GTAs remain under their 1997 contract until a new one is ratified. ________ Homelessness: Drop In Center seeks items to fill holiday wish lists The Community Drop In Center is looking for a few good volunteers. The center which offers poor and homeless Lawrence residents a place to warm up, get counseling and make job contacts needs 75 volunteers to help fill its clients’ holiday wish lists. Tami Clark, the center’s director, said the wishes are simple. “There’s things like gloves and hats and Bibles and long underwear that are listed, along with personal items like necklaces or jeans,” she said. “They’re not asking for Nintendos.” Items are requested by Dec. 17. Contact Clark at 832-8864 for more information. ________ Fund raising: Health Care Access raises $15,000 at gaming event A fund-raiser Saturday night raised $15,000 for Health Care Access Inc., a Lawrence nonprofit primary care clinic. More than 100 people attended the event at SpringHill Suites by Marriott, said Nikki Rhea, director. The night featured gaming, gourmet food, raffles, silent auction and live music. The evening ended with the unwrapping of foil-covered rings in glasses of champagne. Nancy Longhurst, Leadership Lawrence director, was the lucky winner of a one-carat diamond ring, donated by Kizer-Cummings Jewelers. Rhea said this was the first time Health Care Access had done a large fund-raiser and that it would become an annual event. Health Care Access, founded in 1989, serves low-income people and those without medical coverage in Douglas County.
Bus frustration
December 4, 2001
Local briefs
December 4, 2001
Highways: Police continue investigation of two-vehicle accident Douglas County Sheriff’s officers continued to investigate a Sunday traffic accident that sent two people to the hospital. The accident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. on County Road 1061 about a half-mile north of U.S. Highway 56 near Baldwin, Lt. Kathy Tate said. A 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Barbara Baker, 34, Wellsville, stopped running and came to a stop at an angle, Tate said. Scott Klamm, Edgerton, was driving by and stopped to assist Baker, Tate said. Moments later a 1997 Ford Taurus driven by James R. Evonne, DeSoto, struck the Cavalier, pushing it into Klamm and Baker. Baker declined transportation to a hospital, but Klamm and a passenger in Evonne’s vehicle were taken to Olathe Medical Center by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical. The woman was identified by Tate as Evonne’s wife. Klamm was treated and released, but the woman’s condition was unavailable. ________ Kansas University: GTA salary negotiations reach official impasse Contract negotiations between Kansas University and its graduate teaching assistants officially went to impasse Monday. KU indicated last month it planned to seek impasse. Negotiators met for an hour and half Monday but couldn’t come to an agreement on salaries. Members of the Graduate Teaching Assistants Coalition, the group that represents KU’s more than 900 GTAs, said they wanted to continue negotiating. GTAC proposed Monday KU pay GTAs $11,000 for the first year of the three-year contract, followed by $12,000 and $13,000 the next two years. KU has proposed $7,000, $7,700 and $8,400. The negotiations now will be mediated by the state Public Employee Review Board. GTAs remain under their 1997 contract until a new one is ratified. ________ Homelessness: Drop In Center seeks items to fill holiday wish lists The Community Drop In Center is looking for a few good volunteers. The center which offers poor and homeless Lawrence residents a place to warm up, get counseling and make job contacts needs 75 volunteers to help fill its clients’ holiday wish lists. Tami Clark, the center’s director, said the wishes are simple. “There’s things like gloves and hats and Bibles and long underwear that are listed, along with personal items like necklaces or jeans,” she said. “They’re not asking for Nintendos.” Items are requested by Dec. 17. Contact Clark at 832-8864 for more information. ________ Fund raising: Health Care Access raises $15,000 at gaming event A fund-raiser Saturday night raised $15,000 for Health Care Access Inc., a Lawrence nonprofit primary care clinic. More than 100 people attended the event at SpringHill Suites by Marriott, said Nikki Rhea, director. The night featured gaming, gourmet food, raffles, silent auction and live music. The evening ended with the unwrapping of foil-covered rings in glasses of champagne. Nancy Longhurst, Leadership Lawrence director, was the lucky winner of a one-carat diamond ring, donated by Kizer-Cummings Jewelers. Rhea said this was the first time Health Care Access had done a large fund-raiser and that it would become an annual event. Health Care Access, founded in 1989, serves low-income people and those without medical coverage in Douglas County.
I.D. cards favored
December 4, 2001
Thell Dean
December 4, 2001
Susie Falls
December 4, 2001
James Hart Sr.
December 4, 2001
Charles Davidson
December 4, 2001
Duke unanimous No. 1
December 4, 2001
Center supporter
December 4, 2001
Clear answer
December 4, 2001
On the record
December 4, 2001